Search Results: "Sergio Chejfec"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK by Sergio Chejfec
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A wistful, winding contemplation of that long dark night of the soul."
In this novel from Chejfec (The Planets, 2012, etc.), originally published in 2000 in the author's native Argentina, a man remembers his relationship with a factory worker whose life was different from his own. Read full book review >

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MY TWO WORLDS by Sergio Chejfec
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"A short but penetrating novel about coexisting in the material world and the world of thought."
During long walks through an unfamiliar Brazilian city, where he is attending a literary conference, an Argentine novelist free-associates on the nature of writing, memory, surroundings and human interaction. Read full book review >

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HAPPY DAYS, UNCLE SERGIO by Magali Garcia Ramis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1995

"One of those finely wrought but lifeless first novels that overflow with texture and period detail but shortchange their characters."
The first US appearance of a bestselling Puerto Rican debut novel, originally published in 1986, that tries hard for significance as it evokes close family ties. Read full book review >

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SERGIO SAVES THE GAME! by Edel Rodriguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Victory is sweet, especially when it's earned. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Enthusiastic but clumsy—"It's not you, it's all this ice!" says his mother, but the other penguins don't seem to have a problem—Sergio finds himself playing goal in a last-ditch attempt to keep himself in the game. Read full book review >

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SERGIO MAKES A SPLASH! by Edel Rodriguez
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Sergio comes with his own website, but a celebrity like Olivia he's not—more of an everypenguin, whose angst in the face of new experiences will strike a chord in many young children. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Sergio the Argentinian penguin loves drinking, splashing and playing with water, but he can't swim—which makes for some anxious moments when his class takes a field trip to the ocean. Read full book review >

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SERGIO AND THE HURRICANE by Alexandra Wallner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"This upbeat story about a loving Puerto Rican family will strike a reassuring chord. (author's notes on hurricanes) (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Sergio of San Juan, Puerto Rico, hears a storm is coming, he hopes it will be a hurricane. Read full book review >

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THIS IS NOT A PICTURE BOOK by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"This is a (great) picture book! (Picture book. 4-8)"
A metafictive delight of a picture book. Read full book review >

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HEY, RABBIT! by Sergio Ruzzier
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Their satisfied imaginations fill whole pages, and friendship emanates from every wriggle. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The twin powers of friendship and imagination are stunningly portrayed with utter simplicity. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE GIANT by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Years later, the two forget who is the dwarf, and who the giant—and that casually tossed-in idea is more likely to stimulate thought and discussion than the main plot. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Ruzzier offers a bit of wishful thinking in this peace-mongering tale of an undersized giant and an oversized dwarf joining forces to defuse a war between their peoples. Read full book review >

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BEAR AND BEE TOO BUSY by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Though a tad didactic and not as sweet as the first, Ruzzier's second in the Bear and Bee series offers young readers an important lesson that goes down easy. What will be next for the two friends? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bear and Bee learn that things aren't very much fun without a friend to share them with. Read full book review >